What a day we had! On May 27, 40 people came out to enjoy a nice cycle ride over the many bridges of Guelph. Hosted by Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation and 2Rivers festival, old and newly proposed bridges were highlighted. Older bridges included the Norwich Bridge, Heffernan Bridge, the Covered Bridge, and Gow’s Bridge.
Participants also learned of a couple of bridge proposals. The proposed bridge over Emma and Earl Street, as well as an underpass trail under the new Speedvale Bridge so that cyclists and pedestrians do not have to cross over the Speedvale Avenue.
The trip was concluded with a pint at the Royal City Brewery. After all, what is more fun than cycling, beer, and conversation?
Bridges and a Pint: Cycling the Bridges of Guelph Past, Present and Future
May 27, 2017 at 1pm – 3pm
Enabling Garden, Riverside Park
END LOCATION: Royal City Brewing Co., 199 Victoria Rd S, Guelph
2017 is a year of celebrations, and Guelph has its own events to celebrate: 120 years with the Gow Bridge and 25 years with the Covered Bridge. You’ll hear how these bridges came to be, and how these and other bridges impact how we connect with our two rivers and give us a sense of place. While cycling, let’s look at some future plans for getting around the city more actively via various proposed pedestrian and cycling bridge building projects. Finally, let’s enjoy a pint at Royal City Brewing while discussing ways to use bridges to make Guelph a healthier, more vibrant city.
This Event is hosted by 2Rivers Festival , Wellington Water Watchers and Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation
Start Location: Enabling Garden, Riverside Park
End location: Royal City Brewing Co., 199 Victoria Rd S
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